Mahindra U321 spied testing in Tamil Nadu

Mahindra U321 spied testing in Tamil Nadu New Mahindra Xylo
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Monday 19 June 2017, 17:25 PM

The Mahindra U321 has been photographed undergoing benchmark testing along with the Toyota Innova Crysta. This MPV will replace the Xylo and is expected to be launched before the end of this year.

The development for the U321 is taking place at Mahindra’s Vehicle Development Centre located in Chennai. While Mahindra has used a monocoque platform for cars like the XUV500 and KUV100 before, the U321 would be the company’s first seven-seater to be built around a monocoque chassis.

The heavy camouflage hides most of the details, although the overall proportions and front fascia bear a resemblance to the Xylo. The wraparound headlamp looks similar to the Imperio. Inside, we can expect it to get features like a touchscreen infotainment system, auto climate control and start-stop function among others. We can expect it to carry over the 2.2-litre and 2.5-litre diesel engines from the Xylo.

Given the new underpinnings, it is quite clear that Mahindra will want to use a new moniker for the U321 instead of calling it a Xylo. The Mahindra U321 will compete against the likes of Tata Hexa and the Renault Lodgy.

Source: Team-BHP

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